Robb Jones ambles into Saffron in the early afternoon and immediately takes command of his bar, simmering simple syrups and prepping herbs and brews. His cocktails are carefully built from extensive knowledge; he reads everything he can get his hands on about the craft. Our 2013 Best Barte ... More >>
A recent study concluded that Lowertown is the top hipster zip in 'Murica. So we suppose it makes sense that the final renderings of the St. Paul Saints' new Lowertown ballpark feature two hipsters riding a scooter through the concourse. (That image is at the top of this post.)RELATED: St. Paul Sain ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the event, ... More >>
Father and son argue in Minnesota courts that marijuana is essential to their religion
This year's harvest promises to be better than the last
Nearly a month after he was left clinging to life after being brutally beaten by a group of 30 to 40 teens near the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha avenues on St. Paul's East Side, Ray Widstrand continues to make gradual progress. THE BACKSTORY: Teen who allegedly stomped Widstrand's face during ... More >>
The state agency investigating a police shooting in New Brighton has released the name of the officer and the suspect involved, but has provided few details of what went down.For instance, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, is not saying why the su ... More >>
More than a week after he was brutally beaten by a mob of teenagers in St. Paul's East Side, 26-year-old Ray Windstrand still isn't out of the woods.SEE ALSO: Loud Pack gang members allegedly burglarize U.S. flag-flying Mpls homes in search of guns Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, Windstrand w ... More >>
A taste of Minneapolis burger joint Zeke's Unchained Animal and St. Paul taqueria Tacos, Nachos, and Beer
In their White Bear Lake apartment around 3:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Carlos Houston's girlfriend confronted him about a hickey on his neck she didn't give him. But Carlos was drunk and unapologetic, telling her that if she thought the hickey was something, she should get a load of the photos of other w ... More >>
Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake neighbor from hell is a Met Council executive assistantBut police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was ... More >>
This week marks 10 years since the national release of Minneapolis rock heroes Flipp's Volume. Known for their incredible promotional stunts, the band celebrated the release by playing full concerts in three lucky fans' garages in one day. I happened to be one of those lucky fans. Ten years later, I ... More >>
If the most recent allegations against her are true -- and based on her track record, it's nearly impossible to believe they aren't -- you have to wonder what the decision makers at the Metropolitan Council saw and continue to see in Lori Christensen.Christensen -- 49, a single mother, and employed ... More >>
Chef-owner Margaret Doran at Margaux's Table.After the city effectively pulled the plug on Margaret Doran's White Bear Lake restaurant business, she's relaunched Margaux's Table as a catering business, offering fancy, Friday night meals for takeout. Get on Doran's Facebook page or email lis ... More >>
Lynching jokes usually don't go over as planned.Four hockey players from Stillwater are facing a one-game suspension this week for some ill-received Facebook humor. Before a game against White Bear Lake last week, the high school girls posted a picture of a teddy bear wearing the number 34 ... More >>
The way to your sweetie's heart = through the stomach. Whaddaya mean last minute? Valentine's Day is still almost a week away. In the Hallmark holiday universe, if you haven't planned anything yet, you're already late to the party. Tables at V-Day favorites like La Belle Vie, Manny's, and Res ... More >>
As the sole employee of Margaux's Table in White Bear Lake, chef-owner Margaret Doran served delicious, simple lunches out of a kitchen so small that it felt as if you were a guest in her home. But a recent unexpected utility expense--the so-called "sack and whack"--forced Doran to stop meal ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police booked Rylander, 40, of St. Paul, on suspicion of possessing stolen property.Here's a very Minnesotan crime: Heisting deer heads from the Department of Natural Resources. Police say someone broke into DNR-owned storage facilities earlier this week and left with po ... More >>
Jacob Volkmann wanted to knock a little sense into Barack Obama. Bad call.At first, we wondered whether the Secret Service was overreacting when it paid a visit to UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann in White Bear Lake. In a post-fight interview he employed a little braggadocio about knocking some se ... More >>
Kill the baked potato
Photos by Nikki MillerHank III and Assjack October 20, 2010 First Avenue Panties are passé. Now, we're passing prosthetic limbs.
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
Gordon WeaverGordon Weaver, who's now been convicted twice of killing his wife in 1999 at their White Bear Lake home,
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Weaver knocked his wife, Jean, unconscious during a fight in their home and set the house on fire, prosecutors said.
A rundown of restaurants that opened, closed, and are coming soon
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
Rustic elegance meets hearty slow cooking in the St. Paul suburb
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura will be spreading his conspiracy theories on national TV come this fall. Ventura started filming his TruTV show and it will include interviews conducted in Minnesota.
They'll be open on Sundays, too. More grass-fed beef hot dogs for all!
Dara departs, and leaves a memoir in her wake
The House of Mercy Band meet the end times singing
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
The miserable stories you long to hear from the people you never want to call
Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too
Churning out creamy goodness in Hope, Minnesota
Working outside in the looniest morning hours, sculptor Kate Christopher invokes the elements
Never mind how many snowmobile deaths occur as a result, kids are allowed to drive snowmobiles in Minnesota
Where to go to make an electronic drum out of your pickup truck--and other secrets of alternative art venues
Last year the FCC shut down a scrappy, 40-watt dance station, dealing another blow to Minnesota's radio diversity. Today, Alan Freed and his Beat Radio are beaming an AM signal nationwide.